...taking Saiga receivers and putting Galil parts on them. Those seem to be well received. :D
Wow. I had to hold my sides when I was done laughing at that one. My friend said, "I don't get it," and I explained it to her, and she gave me this blank stare. Then she told me it wasn't that funny. That's okay, though -- she's not really a gun person.
Now back to drinking beer and watching Spaceballs...
July 26, 2007, 10:23 AM
Galils never used a stamped receiver, so I don't think that Saiga dress-up is a reasonable substitute (I'm sure it's a darn nice rifle).
If you want a Galil or a reasonable clone, I see the choices as:
Buy and IMI (ie, take out a mortage on the house)
Buy a century
Buy an Ohio Rapid Fire
Buy a parts kit and an ORF reciever
If you want a cool AK type of rifle and don't mind stamped, then the saiga dress up would be an okay choice--but at 999 retail and a Century galil at 850 at aimsurplus? Maybe I got luck, but I love my century galil.
July 26, 2007, 11:23 AM
Bought a Century off the net. $800 + shipping + transfer fee. Wouldn't eject and jammed second round into face of receiver. $30.40 shipping back to Century. Changed bolt. Got it back, but haven't shot it yet. Not a beauty. Also got a Hesse Hagel off net $700 delivered + transfer fee. New parts, ARM gasblock, IMI barrel, looks like they switched out the handguard for AR. Shoots good. Which to keep and which to sell?
July 26, 2007, 12:03 PM
I've sold 4 so far. We had one lose a pin out of the rear sight, but other than that, they've all been reliable and have shot good.
July 26, 2007, 06:28 PM
So what do the IMIs run for?
July 26, 2007, 10:08 PM
Ck gunbroker, but I'd guess $3k..or more.
If you enjoyed reading about "Century GALILs" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!